What makes a candle dripless?
What makes a candle dripless is a special outer
layer of wax.
This layer has a higher melt point, and so does
not melt as
quickly as the center of the candle, forming a
cup that holds
the melted wax in.
The American made taper candles we offer are made
striking the perfect balance of wax formula and
Under ideal conditions these candles will not
drip. But as with
any "dripless" candle, a draft or
breeze could cause the flame
or wick to lean to one side, which may collapse
the "cup" that
holds the wax in, causing the candle to drip.
There are many things that factor in to how a
running ceiling fans or central heat or air
return vent in a room, opening and closing doors
in a room,
an open window, humidity, anything that causes a
Another important factor in proper burning is
Wicks should be trimmed to 1/4" BEFORE
burning and will also
require trimming during burning. This is true for
Candles should never be burned unattended, so
check the wick
often to see that they burning properly.
Wicks on taper candles will bend over as they
burn. Don't allow
the wick to get so long that it bends over and
touches to top
of the candle, forming a "loop" - on
ANY candle. If the wicks
get too long the candle burns faster than it
should and this is
what causing dripping, smoke or the wick will
"drown" in the
melted wax and go out. The flame of a taper
about 1.5" tall and should NOT flicker.
Wicks on other candles
should stand about 1/2" to 3/4" tall.
If it flickers and is fighting
to stay lit the candle is in a draft and will
burn too quick.
Drafts and not trimming wicks are the main causes
ALL candles require attention and maintenance
Please follow these guidelines for maximum
burntime and enjoyment!
Hand carved candles glow
beautifull when lit...
burn and maintain your hand carved candle
it must be 'trained' to form a
"well" around the wick.
All of our candles have a "start
ring" - a slight depression around
the wick. As you burn the candles this
ring will expand in ALL directions. You
don't want it to get too big or become
oval in shape.
is important that you "train"
the start ring so it forms a
"well" the size and depth you
will need to insert a 8-10 hour votive
candle - AND be able to repeat
The candle actually becomes a candle
holder extending the life of the carved
is accomplished very easily with all of
our "Wide Hand Candled
Instructions are below